They All Come Out (1939)

Genres - Crime, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Prison Film  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Famous filmmaker Jacques Tourneur (known for his compelling film noir and scary horror movies) makes his directorial debut in this crime drama that centers on a gang's getaway driver who is captured and imprisoned. There he undergoes rehabilitation and decides to go straight. The head gangster's moll also opts for reform while her boyfriend decides to stay a crook. The good couple ends up earning an early parole; they make the most of their second chance and prove that prison rehabilitation works. The film is noted for its realism.

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capture, couple, criminal, driver, gangster, going-straight, moll, offer, one-against-odds, parole, past, prison, reform [improve], rehabilitation [physical therapy]